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  • 18th Annual KANSAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Nov. 2-8, 2018

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    The Kansas International Film Festival (KIFF) was founded in 2001 as a Kansas based non-profit organization dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of independent and classic cinema. As a premier cultural and educational event in greater Kansas City, KIFF stands alone as a movie purist’s delight, focusing on documentary, narrative, and animated independent films. The festival culminates in the presentation of several awards, including an Audience Award in each category based on audience votes. KIFF attracts local, regional, and national work, as well as recognizing visiting filmmakers and screen personalities. The festival also allows for increasing public awareness of independent and classic cinema as a cultural, economic, and educational asset.

    The Kansas International Film Festival received a 501(c)(3) designation in January 2001 under the corporation name of Photoplay, Inc. Representatives of the board of directors include filmmakers, film distributors, educators, theatre owners, and film historians. Venues for KIFF screenings are provided by the Fine Arts Theatre Group.

    Each year the Festival Board seeks diverse programming that will entertain and inform our savvy movie-going audiences. We have been privileged to present some of the best films that may not otherwise have a chance to play in our area. We look forward to another year of fantastic cinema!

    Locations and Showtimes

    • Glenwood Arts

      Get ready for an amazing festival with over 150 films from around the world.
      Part of the festival features local filmmakers so please contact us if you have a short film.
      If you would like to either volunteer or become a sponsor please email us at: Info@kansasfilm.com

  • First Reformed – 6/8

    Rated R, 108 minutes

    Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.

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  • Hearts Beat Loud – 6/15

    Rated PG13, 97 minutes

    Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam just before she leaves home to attend college in California. When a song of theirs finds success online, it complicates Frank's attempts to let go of his dreams of stardom and allow his daughter to find her own path in life. Starring Nick Offerman, Blythe Danner, Ten Danson and Toni Collette

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  • KIFF EXTRA: Five Seasons-The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf – 7/22 only

    Rated NR, 75 minutes

    Argot Pictures is proud to present the US theatrical release of FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, a documentary film by Thomas Piper. After completing a feature documentary on New York's High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born - FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf. The documentary immerses viewers in Oudolf's work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Intimate discussions take place through all four seasons in Piet's own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania. As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet. Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, "your work teaches us to see what we have been unable to see." Through poetic cinematography and unique access, FIVE SEASONS will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.

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    Locations and Showtimes

    • Glenwood Arts

      KIFF EXTRA
      One Show Only.
      Sunday, July 22nd, 5:15pm
      Proceeds Benefit Kansas International Film Festival

  • KIFF EXTRA: Letters From Baghdad – 6/3 only

    Rated NR, 95 minutes

    Director ZEVA OELBAUM will be attending Q/A following the show.
    Letters from Baghdad tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day. She shaped the destiny of Iraq afer World War I in ways that still reverberate today. More influential than her friend and colleague Lawrence of Arabia, why has she been written out of the history she helped make?

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    Locations and Showtimes

    • Glenwood Arts

      KIFF EXTRA
      One Show Only
      Sunday, June 3rd, 5:15pm
      Proceeds Benefit Kansas International Film Festival

  • On Chesil Beach – 6/8

    Rated R, 110 minutes

    Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West.

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  • The Rider – 6/1

    Rated R, 104 minutes

    Based on his a true story, THE RIDER stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

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  • The Seagull – 6/15

    Rated PG13, 98 minutes

    One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life. Adapted by Tony-winning playwright Stephen Karam ("The Humans") from Anton Chekhov's classic play and directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer ("Spring Awakening"), THE SEAGULL explores, with comedy and melancholy, the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art.

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  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor – 6/22

    Rated NR, 94 minutes

    From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

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